Rock the Runway to Stop Bullying | Arts & Culture
The recent case of bullying of 68 year old bus monitor Karen Klein by four middle schoolers has caused international outrage. A video recorded by a student on the bus went viral this past Thursday showing four 7th grade boys shouting profanity, insults and violent threats toward the school bus monitor prompting her to tears. Since the incident those outraged have raised more than $200k in her behalf. Although Karen Klein states that she doesn’t want to press charges she hoped the boys' parents would view the video of the attack and talk to their children about being "a little more respectful.
According to the American Medical Association, 3.7 million youths engage in bullying, and more than 3.2 million are victims of “moderate” or “serious” bullying each year.
The DBKfoundation which stands for Dream. Believe. Know it foundation is an organization will be hosting its charity event Rock The Runway to strut out Bullying on July 1, 2012 at the Millenuim Hotel 6pm in Buffalo NY. For tickets and info go to http://thedbkfoundation.org/rock-the-runway/
The DBK Foundation’s mission is to provide educationally based programs, workshops and seminars to the youth of our nation. The foundation “CAUTION NO BULLY ZONE”program by the DBK Foundation can be offered in K-5, middle and high school environments. This program focuses on engaging youth, staff and parents in creating a culture of peace and support within their schools and communities.
The objective of the program are:
- To increase participants’ knowledge of healthy vs. unhealthy behaviors and to teach critical-thinking skills to help them make healthy choices.
- To strengthen participants’ goal-setting skills by connecting personal goals to personal behaviors.
- To enhance participants’ self esteem through a better understanding of adolescent development and body image.
For more info on tickets for the show and the organization http://thedbkfoundation.org/rock-the-runway/
Rock The Runway to Strut out Bullying
July 1, 2012 Millenium Hotel 2040 Walden Ave. Buffalo NY
Reception 6pm Fashion show 7:30